With a streamlined method and delicious taste, this Ground Beef Pasta is a favorite fast family dinner.
Ingredients: – Elbow pasta – Olive oil – Mirepoix – Ground beef – Marinara sauce
– Tomato paste – Heavy cream – Parmesan cheese
Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mirepoix (fresh or frozen) and stir to coat. Cook for 6 minutes.
Add the beef and tomato paste and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, for 8 minutes. (If there is excess fat in the pan, drain it off.)
Stir in the marinara sauce. Turn the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are totally soft.
Meanwhile, prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain. I like to use a small pasta shape here, but you can really use any type you prefer.
Remove the cover and stir in the pasta, cream, and Parmesan, if using. Serve warm with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. To reheat, sprinkle with water and cover with wax paper. Heat for 1-2 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds.
Trade in ground turkey if you prefer or omit the meat and simply stir in a drained and rinsed can of white beans.